Nezhadsafar, R and Sadeghieh Ahari, S and Tagi Masoumi, M (2018) THE PATTERN OF SEASONAL DISTRIBUTION OF PRETERM DELIVERY IN ARDABIL COUNTY. The J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac, 16 (1). pp. 38-44.

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Some of the causes of preterm delivery almost are known but its biological mechanisms are unknown. There is evidence that shows preterm delivery is related with different seasons of the year. Finding environmental factors affecting biological mechanisms is important steps to reduce preterm delivery. This study aims to determine the seasonal distribution of preterm delivery in Ardabil County. Material & Methods: This research has been done as a descriptive-analysis with a retrospective approach, using hospital cases and climatic data at Sabalan hospital in Ardabil County has analysed 759 pregnant women (n= 10860) who had preterm delivery complication during the weeks 20-36 over the time from March 2011-Feburury 2016. In this study, statistical data analysis using descriptive statistical methods and correlation relations were carried out by SPSS software 20. Results: There were% 6.98 preterm delivery among 10860 natural birth. Maximum preterm delivery outbreak was in winter (% 7.95) (P<0.05) and its minimum outbreak was in summer (% 6.22) that was variable with changing of seasons disticly. The maximum frequency of preterm delivery was on Aban% 8.91 and minimum on Shahrivar% 4.50, also the ratio of preterm delivery according to Seasonal Index (SI) showed that the maximum frequency was on Tir with index of 133.44 and its minimum on Shahrivar with 58.85. Conclusion: Preterm delivery followed seasonal pattern according to research findings in Ardabil County

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: preterm delivery, season, Seasonal Index, Ardabil.
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
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Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2018 06:54
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2019 05:58

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